One of the things that eventually go wrong in our body as we age is our eyesight. The macula or macula lutea is a part of the eye’s inner lining that can be found near the center of our retinas. It is densely packed with pigments and is responsible for the absorption of both ultraviolet and blue light, protecting our eyes from the damage that they can cause. As we get older, the lining gets thinner and weaker. It can atrophy and end up rupturing and bleeding completely if left unchecked. The result is a loss of our eye’s ability to make out the finer details of objects, leaving the sufferer unable to read or even recognize the faces of family and friends. Fortunately, preventing this type of macular degeneration is easy if you consume the right kind of nutrition. And no other food is as good as moringa in providing the perfect blend of vitamins and minerals that our eyes need to stay healthy.
A recent study of age-related eye diseases shows that a diet that is rich in zinc, beta-carotene, vitamin E, and vitamin E can help significantly reduce the possibility of developing age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. Moringa is one of the richest natural food sources of all of these minerals, making it a convenient and ideal food for maintaining great eyesight. Moringa contains over 4 times the vitamin A one would find in a carrot, one and a half times the vitamin C in an orange, and a higher amount of zinc than can be found in most dietary supplements. Aside from these, Moringa also contains significant amounts of vitamin K, vitamin D, and vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, and B7. Eating a serving of moringa can save you the trouble of eating several pounds worth of vegetables to get the same level of nutrition.
However, this comprises only a tiny portion of the true health benefits of moringa. Moringa also addresses the indirect causes of macular degeneration. High blood pressure or hypertension also contributes to the gradual thinning and decay of the eye’s inner lining. Moringa is chock full of potassium, a mineral that helps the body regulate blood pressure, and antioxidants, which prevent cell damage brought about by aging and environmental factors. The tissues in our eyes are particularly sensitive to environmental stress, which is why antioxidants are also essential to maintaining the health of our eyes. Moringa also contains the hormone zeatin, which helps speed up the way our body regenerates muscle and tissue. So not only will moringa keep your eyes young, it will work on the rest of your body as well. Also, because moringa is an all natural food product and not a medicine, it is completely safe to consume, whether the person eating it is 90 years old or 9 months old.
After hearing of such health benefits, some people might be tempted to take moringa in capsule form, but the reality is, nothing beats eating the real thing. These so-called moringa capsules fall under the classification of food supplements, which means that they are not as closely regulated as actual medicines. This means that the companies that make them can get away with stuffing each capsule with only a fraction of the moringa they claim to contain. Pure powdered moringa is made from the freeze dried leaves of the moringa tree, which means that all of its nutrients are preserved and can be absorbed by the body easily. Moringa powder can be consumed in a myriad of ways, with plenty of culinary possibilities just waiting to be explored.
Those looking to improve or preserve their eyesight or help keep their bodies young can mix moringa with some cocoa powder and enjoy a hot, healthy, and delicious way to start a morning. Moringa powder also mixes well into stews and sauces, so you can easily integrate it into your favorite dishes, allowing you to have meals that are not only delectable, but fortified with nutrients as well. Those with more of a sweet tooth can add a few tablespoons of moringa to their yogurt, and salad aficionados will be pleased to learn that when mixed with a little vinegar, olive oil, and a pinch of salt, it makes for a great salad dressing as well.
Moringa is just one of the many functional food products offered by Hidalgo Foods. We seek to promote healthy lifestyle options as a fun and easy alternative to the mundane and often unhealthy foods that permeate modern lifestyles today. With this as our goal, we’ve ensured that our robust lineup of all natural foods are harvested and packaged with the highest standards of quality, safety, convenience, and value in mind.
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